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says that mr. obama wants big government, not a big economy. >> republicans have tried to persuade the president of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown that his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> question. when the negotiations started, president obama was looking for a big deal. $4 trillion in spending cuts and tax hikes. has the big deal turned into a big fizzle, pat buchanan? >> it has not, john. did it for awhile but now it is back, and we're talking about something close to adds 4 trillion deal. the president is deep in negotiations with boehner and cantor, and here are the terms. you raise the debt ceiling, at the same time there are 3 trillion in cuts, and they deal with social security and medicare. there is no revenue enhancement. however, you get together some kind of commission which what it does, john, it drops tax rates in return for giving away these deductions, exemptions, allowances, breaks, which in effect is pure reaganism. there's one problem with that. there's a
afternoon, hid their bodies in the bedroom, and then had a big party saturday night after posting invitations on facebook. hadley is charged with two counts of first degree murder. >>> after the battle over raising the debt limit. today the house is scheduled to take a largely symbolic vote on a republican-backed measure that has virtually no chance of passing in the senate. a just-released cbs news poll finds 48% disapprove of how the president is handling the negotiations. congress fares even worse, 58% disapprove of how democrats are handling it, and 71% disapprove of what republicans are doing. tara mergener is in washington with more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. no question, there is a lot of pressure all the way around here. and options are getting fewer and fewer, as the deadline looms. house republicans are on track to pass a plan that would raise the debt limit, for a price. >> we can no longer borrow 40 cents out of every dollar in this country. that's why we must pass cut cap and balance. >> reporter: the tea party backed proposal would let the g
morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to sound like a broken record. the deadline is looming for raising the debt ceiling. there were more talks at the white house on sunday. still no resolution. president obama told lawmakers be prepared to meet again today and every day until a deal is reached. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the latest for us this morning. bill, good morni
appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of the economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it is a terrible idea. it is a job killer. >> reporter: if no deal is reached by the august 2nd deadline, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act, then we face catastrophic damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they accuse the obama administration of scare tactics, claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic. tara mergener, for cbs news, the white house. >>> both sides are scheduled to meet later today. >>> well, the national debt may be a topic that many americans are glossing over. but it affects each of us. surae chinn wanted to know if you knew what the consequences are if no deal is
! why is he introducing it? >> i think the president is acting in good faith. i think he wants a big deal. i think he will take cuts that contracts won't want and take taxes. because his presidency and the future of the country -- he believes -- [everyone talking at once] >> socialistic. that what you're saying. >> vaguely socialistic, yes. >> when they came out with the report he said -- >> what is that report? >> that's a report that deals with the long-term deficit problems of this country. >> they recommend taxation, do they not. >> they had a whole series of recommendations, and the president said i will stand by what they did, except they're still waiting for him to stand by them. >> he's never taken it seriously, in not in his budget, not in his budget state, know when bowl simpson came city. not when they wanted a clean debt limit increase. so that he is winning a debate over the fiscal future of the country is astonishing! and. >> but he's keeping something else off page one! what is it? >> this is a genuine. >> the unemployment problem? it doesn't even figure in this. >> co
something big. >> reporter: the president said he understands boehner's control of the republican house is limited. >> i think he's a good man who wants to do right by the country. i think that it's a... as chip alluded to, the politics a that swept him into the speakership were good for a midterm election they're tough for governing. >> reporter: but it's time, the president said to put politics aside and make some tough decisions. >> it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. so we might as well do it now. pull off the band-aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: scott, the president said that failure to reach a deal could lead to another recession that could be so deep that millions more americans could lose their jobs. >> pelley: chip, stay with us as we go over to nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, john boehner, the republican speaker of the house, pushed back today. >> reporter: scott, speaker boehner was not swayed by the president's call for a compromise on taxes. >> the american people understand that tax hikes destroy jobs. the last thing we should be doing right now at
was left at the alter. speaker boehner has pulled out of the negotiations for the big deal that would cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling all at the same time. that negotiation is apparently over. in a letter to his colleagues speaker boehner makes his sides of the case "a deal was never reached, it was never really close. in the end we couldn't connect. the president is emphatic that taxes have to be raised. as a former small businessman i know taxes destroy jobs." which it means as of now that august 2nd deadline continues to approach. there is no deal to raise the debt ceiling, no deal to cut spending. what happens now? president obama saying he has asked tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. he wants to see boehner, nancy pelosi, harry reid and mitch mcconnell all at the white house to talk about what happens next. he says as of now time is running out and there is no way to make the big deal so he is willing to sign a small deal. extension through 2013. he will talk about that with the house and senate leaders tomorrow. so that's all for 9news now right now at 6 p.m. now if you want to
. preliminary reports indicate a tire blowout were to blame. >>> a big stage collapsed at a music festival in ottawa, canada. the band cheap trick was playing at the ottawa blues fest when a severe thunderstorm hit. the band got off the stage safely. one person was seriously injured. >>> to the dangerous heat wave that's baking much of middle america with many areas suffering through triple-digit temperatures the oppressive and sticky weather isn't going away any time soon. it's expected to last all week and headed east. this morning at least 15 states are under excessive heats advisories, warnings or watches. most are in the midwest where cooling centers are overcrowded. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the government called for a statewide day of prayer in hope of some divine intervention. for 47 straight days, temperatures in oklahoma city have been 90 or more. there's been only one day below 100 so far this month and it's expected to be 100 degrees or more through at least friday. this summer searing heat is setting new standards. this month
with it, instead pushing for smaller $2 trillion measure. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: even some democrats are raising concerns about the president's plan especially cuts to medicare and other social services. >> we said we're not going to end to medicare guarantee. >> reporter: president obama scheduled a news conference this morning before the news conference this morning. >> the president made it clear he's willing to do very difficult things for him, for his party but the republicans have to do some things, too. >> reporter: if a deal to raise the debt ceiling is not approved by august 2nd, the treasury department says the government will run out of money to pay its bills and the new head of the international monetary fund warns the impact could be felt worldwide. >> interest hikes, stock markets taking a huge hit and real nasty consequences. >> reporter: as negotiations drag on, credit agencies are threatenin
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it on twitter and facebook. but as it turns out the price was a big mistake. sears apologized. says they will not honor the discounted price. >> you've got to be kidding me? the ipad ii normally retails for about $750. >>> harry potter's final installment of the series earned $92 million on its opening day. that makes it the biggest premier of any film in history. box office trackers projecting the movie will also break the opening weekend record currently held by "the dark knight." >> that's it. it is over. can you believe it? >> finally comes to a close. >> we have got some hot, even dangerous weather headed our way? >> dangerous weather. heat index values through the middle and end of next week could hit the 100 teens in some locations. it will be intensely hot as we get to the end of the week but for the weekend. at least we will squeak out another beautiful day for tomorrow. in fact, the forecast overnight tonight is going to stay in the clear. we still have high pressure rolling. that's a good thing. we will keep it quiet as we go into the early morning hours. in fact the curr
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the national debt is more than $14 trillion. >> now, how big is that? this is kind of fun, let's take a look at what $1,000 looks like in $100 bills. now let's take a look at what $1 million and $1 billion would look like and this is what $1 trillion looks like. multiply by that by 14 and that's roughly how much our country is in the red. >> i take just a quarter. >> i would too. >>> meantime a new york man accused of dismembers an 8-year- old boy has pleaded not guilty. a judge ordered levi aaron to undergo a psychological evaluation after his lawyers said he may be mentally ill. police say he urged leiby kletzky away and then killed him. they found parts of his body in different places. >> it's an unbelievable, unbelievable feeling that i feel like i lost sort of my kids. that's the closeness that everybody feels to this family. >> first of all, the realization that we lost a child. number two, i can speak for myself as a father thinking what were the final grisly moments of his death? there's no words. i have to step away because i'm getting very emotional. >> wednesday night, tearful cha
have enough time to act. >> there's enough time to get something big done. the president made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> the house will vote on tuesday on the republican- backed measure, but the proposal would drastically cut spending and rule out new taxes, and it's not expected to pass the senate. >>> time for the latest your money report in the morning. >> jess is here. >> fingers crossed for today. it was a rough week last week. a lot of it because of what mike was talking about, the debt problems in the u.s. and europe, overshadowing the strong corporate profits. last week the market dropped 2%. that was the worst week in nearly a year, but friday was not horrible. the dow standing at 12479, adding 42 points in trading on friday. the nasdaq up by 27 points, up 1%, and the s&p 500 up by about 7. it will be a fairly light week on tap for economic data. still wall street will be a wash in the corporate news this week. in total, more than a fifth of the s&p 500 companies, and half the 30 member dow jones industrial market will report their profits, including mcd
. >> sounds good, delia. let's hope it materializes. >> a big switcharoo today on metro to dulles much the airport authority caved to some intense pressure and decided to abandon all the plans to build that rail station underground. bruce leshan has been covering the story but even the other option isn't cheap. bruce. >> reporter: the total cost for phase ii of this, $3.5 billion, with a b. so moving the station above ground it is about $330 million. but the total cost that they really need to get down to, still have to work on it quite a bit and they will have to shave off enough to get down a pretty staggering $2.8 billion. phase i already dominates the view in tyson's corner but getting phase ii paid for all the way out to dulles has been a real struggle. in a packed hearing room the airport's authority voted to move the dulles airport station above ground. even though none of the members seem particularly happy about it. >> i will be embarrassed that the international gateway airport for the capitol of my country has a slip shot station like this. this is an embarrass many and outr
examined all the pieces of a potential big deal, spending cuts, entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor, didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will be carrying that news conference for you here on cbss apart of our special cov
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
. it is an honor to have brigadier general leon johnson here. he came all the way there big d, dallas, texas. what a delight to have you as my guest. >> thank you for having me. >> this is going to be a special convention that starts august 3rd at the gaylord convention center, celebrating 70 years of greatness. >> yes. >> what's going to take place? >> back in 1941 on july 19th, the first class started at us the -- at tuskeegee. we will have a documentary, "for love of victory," then youth day at the convention center. there will be a youth luncheon. we're not going to sit the youth down for lunch. we'ring to let them wander through an exhibit area. we're going to have people they can interact with, because one of our big purposes with youth is giving them an opportunity to think about careers in aviation and aerospace. >> and focusing on science. and that's what the nonprofit part of tuskegee airmen, incorporated, does, trying to get them focused on science and aviation. >> our purpose is to preserve the heritage of the original airmen, because too few people know about their many accomplishment
said is why he called the president saturday and ended their talks on the so-called big deal to cut the debt by $4 trillion over a decade, which he said the two men had been discussing since january. a republican source close to the negotiations says despite the smiles, the meeting is on a smaller deal are producing little progress at this point. speaker boehner was asked what happens if there is no deal and the nation defaults on august 2, he said nobody knows, it's a crap shoot. >> thank you very much. senior business correspondent anthony mason is here now. let's go back to the news from moody's. what exactly does that mean? >> moody threatened to do this last month. today the rating agency cited its concerns that the debt limit will not be raised on a timely basis, leading to a default on a u.s. treasury obligation. moody's words, the risk of a short-lived default was small but rising. standard and poors put u.s. credit on negative outlook back in april citing the same concerns. this is basically another warning shot, russ, telling congress they're running out of time. >> how so
more information when we get it. >>> some big names are lining up against redskins owner dan snyder and his lawsuit against the washington city paper. among them, channel 9, the aclu, politico.com and npr. they want a judge to toss out the lawsuit as frivolous. snyder is suing the city paper and writer dan mckenna. he claims the paper libeled him, writing malicious things about him and believed the comments were anti-semitic. the city paper sits by mckenna and his article. brett haber has ask snyder for a one-on-one interview to talk about this suit. snyder has declined. >>> the montgomery county council is expected to cast its final vote today to give the police chief more power without having to enter collective bargaining with the police union. the fraternal order of police contends the bill erodes protections for the officers. however, the measure would not affect the union's bargaining rights over wages or benefits. >>> the montgomery county police involved in this crash may have some explaining to do. the accident shut down colesville road in silver spring for nearly 12 hours.
and big corporations. but republicans argue that's basically raising taxes in a recession and that is something they won't support. lawmakers need to come up with a plan in the next two weeks so it can be passed and signed into law by august 2nd. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white houses. >>> the federal government actually hit its debt ceiling several weeks ago. since then, treasury officials have been using accounting maneuvers to pay the nation's bills without borrowing money. >>> a d.c. advisory commissioner will not have his day in court because d.c. mayor gray did not show up as a defense witness. 58-year-old keith silver was one of more than 70 d.c. residents arrested during protests at the capitol and the white house. residents are fighting for voting rights and the right to spend local dollars how they choose. silver was ready for trial today, but the attorney general's office representing the mayor moved to squash the mayor's subpoena citing it was an inconvenience as the highest ranking official for the district. the mayor had paid the fine when he was arr
to change entitlements and we know we're going to need revenues if we want a big package to solve the deal. now if it turns out the other side won't budge on anything, then we're going to be here every day until we get this done. >> senator mcconnell's proposal which we mentioned briefly at the top came out after you sat down with the president but what are the white house and other leaders saying about it this morning? >> well, there's a sense of relief, you can almost feel it all across washington today, erica, because senator mcconnell's proposal would help them step back from the brink. the president's spokesperson, jay carney, said yesterday that default is not an option, and they said some positive things about senator mcconnell's proposal, so everyone today is debating that proposal, but there is a sense that it lets some of the pressure off and may help the country avoid default. >> so in some ways it lets some of the pressure off politically. even though the president told you it's time to set politics aside, neither party wants to be the one that causes the u.s. to default so you
on the "cbs evening news." >> all right. good news here. guess whose birthday is today? >> big "g." >> that's right, jeff glor at the news desk. >> happy birthday. >> that is very nice. unexpected surprise. >> chris baked a cake. >> wow. >> get ready. >> after the show. good morning. we begin here now with an assassination in afghanistan. the powerful half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was murdered this morning. officials say that ahmed wali karzai was shot to death by one of his own bodyguards at his home in kandahar. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is there. >> god willing there will be an answer of pain and suffering on the people, and peace and security will be implemented in our country so that no other afghan family will go through such pains that we all have suffered. >> reporter: ahmed wali karzai was a controversial figure. he was widely seen as the de facto governor of kandahar province, giving orders to public officials behind the scenes, but more importantly in this society, solving tribal disputes. over the years there were persistent reports that he was involved
there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear, rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the world" withdrawn the bid for bskyb te
degrees. >> reporter: all righty. mbts came first. but now they aren't the only game in town. all the big sneaker companies from puma to reeboks, to sketchers have developed their own line of butt-toning shoes. >> nice shoes. >> reporter: sales of toning shoes have gone up from 145 million in 2009 to a whooping 736 million in 2010. >> increased calorie burn and improved metabolism. >> reporter: each brand has done some kind of scientific research to would have been its shoes are effective. but we talked to the chief science officer for the american council on exercise to get his take. >> none of the major muscles of the lower extremity showed major differences in activity nor did we see any differences in terms of the caloric output. >> reporter: he says the sad truth here is there's no shortcut to getting in shape. so you're absolutely sure that toning shoes are not going to replace me going to a gym. totally sure? >> you know, i would love to tell you otherwise. but based upon our research study as well as the other available evidence, that wouldn't be fair of me to say that. >> reporte
ailments. 95 at 5:00 highs today 96, maybe 97 like yesterday. right now, 77 degrees. sun is up at 5:59. big storms, mike and andrea talking about. this is 8:45. st. mary's into charleston, southern calvert being pounded there. that mooed out. new storms formed in many of the areas late last night. but this morning, it is all quiet and it is all sticky. we're down to 77. feels like it is in the low 80s. 72 fredericksburg and on the bay at the naval academy, good morning. midshipmen. 76 degrees for you. angie goff steps in with a lot to tell you about. >> thank you, hb. we're starting off the 5:00 hour with the yellow light as an drea and -- as andrea and mike mentioned. let's take a look live to the scene. this is in arlington, virginia. north glebe road currently closed down at washington boulevard. police are investigating an accident that happened a couple of hours ago. it involves a police cruiser. actually, the cruiser itself, very badly damaged, the whole front end peeled off. it involves also another driver as you can imagine, 15th street to north utah to fairfax to north glebe. that
hours after a water main break caused big problems in the area. sky 9 shot this view where the water was shut off to as many as 25 businesses. because of the break on this excessively hot day. it happened this morning around maple avenue between nuttily street and james madison drive. part of maple avenue was shut down for hours. repair crews on the scene throughout the day. >>> heat and humidity not only drains your energy, it also puts a lot of stress on your car. and aaa says it has seen a 32 account increase in heat related service calls. earlier i talked with the auto club's john town send about what we need to do to keep our cars running in a heat wave. >> okay john, we put this thermometer in a car more than a half hour ago. that is enough to cripple a car. >> push your car into a danger zone. and your passengers, too. >> so here's what you need to know before you hit the road in oppressive heat. start with where the rubber hits the road. >> need a tire gauge and you need to check the tread level. if they aren't properly inflated, you could have a blowout at a high level o
day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular and respected women in america. born elizabeth anne bloomer april 18th, 1918, she grew up in grand rapids, michigan. she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and after high school she moved east to study under martha graham, the high priestess of modern dance. she earned a spot in the auxiliary dance troupe but her mother pressured her to leave the troupe in 1941. she performed in her own dance troupe, married and divorced and then met a young man named gerald ford, they married in 1948, weeks before ford was elected to his first term in congress. through the 1950s and '60s, they were a traditional an
that are very dramatic. i think there is still time to get something big done. >> reporter: the white house budget director says president obama still wants to go big by raising the debt ceiling, cutting deficits by more than $4 trillion over the next ten years and increasing taxes on the wealthy. republicans want a constitutional amendment requiring a balancedded budget. >> the cut, cap and balance plan the house will vote on next week is a solid plan for moving forward. >> reporter: senate democrats say that plan will be dead on arrival. >> we don't need an amendment. we basically need to accept the responsibility to do this job and to lead. >> reporter: there are other ideas being floated around in washington but at this point no one knows if a deal will be possible by august 2nd or what it will look like. and that's got regular folks making their own plan. >> i think that it is a good wakeup call for people because we have taken the economy for granted for so long. i think more people will be conscientious in terms of running their households and running their businesses. >> reporter: t
the season ends. two big hits tonight. it was outstanding. >> nats again tonight. a ridiculous 12 quality starts in his last 13 outings. >>> when the tampa bay lightning were born in 1992, the nhl held an entry draft, so tampa could put together a roster. the first guy they picked was a defenseman. 19 years later, hammerlick is a hot property. a free agent deal two weeks ago. two years, $7 million. steady a defensive unit that could use a steady veteran hand. >> when you get older, you get more experience. that's most important. it's a good opportunity to play for a good team and hopefully make some damage in the playoffs. >> finally tonight, if you're going to join the planking craze, might we suggest that you do it on an object that is bolted down. for example, not your oven. >> oh, oh. >> and if you are going use your oven, don't hold on to the door. you can see it did have a happy ending. she was able to plank, but held on to the door handle of the oven, which on most ovens opens and she was fine. you can see she is planking. >> painful. >> when your oven false on you. >> that's
are big business, deathly hallows part one made $21 million in the opening weekend. part two is expected to pass that number. back in 2009, "the half blood prince" made $77 million its opening weekend and in 2007, harry opter and the order of the phoenix -- harry potter and the "harry potter and the order of the phoenix" also opened up with $77 million. >>> we'll have that story just ahead. >>> plus, los angeles is bracing for a gridlock that could stretch for more than 60 miles. carmageddon is next. >>> there was a new push to ensure that blacks living in the state of maryland have the same access to quality health care as others. it a always an honor to have our lieutenant governor anthony brown here with us. and today, he's going to talk about that problem and explain exactly how serious it is. the disparity in health care, welcome. >> good morning, it's great to be here, good afternoon. >> uh-huh. how serious is the problem? >> it's a serious problem. it's both a moral imperative that we cannot only provide health care to all, but see the same quality health indicators in every comm
theater in northwest waiting for the fans to come out. >> yep, that's the series wrapping up. big developments. >> we'll see how many thumbs up or whatevers for that movie. >>> well, after daybreak investigators will take a closer look at what caused overnight fire at holy cross boulevard. people reported smoke last night. a rescue unit in the e. r. area checked and found a fire on the outside of the building apparently from an air- conditioning unit. but some of the smoke was being sucked inside. patients in the labor and delivery suites which is on the third floor were safely relocated. >> the third floor area that was most affected was the labor and delivery area where they did have patients. the hospital staff immediately began removing those parents to an area of -- patients to an area of safe refuge in the hospital. >> firefighter also ventilated the smoke before they had to interrupt any of the surgeries going on in the labor delivery area. extra crews responded to the scene just in case but they were to avoid having to evacuate patients. >>> a district of columbia police o
is not giving up on the massive deficit reduction deal. >> there's time to get something big done. the president made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: with the default line 15 days away, president obama and loaders are scrambling to to cut the budget and work on taxes. a new plan will have a constitutional plan requiring a balanced budget. the proposal rules out any tax human beings, and they said it's dead on arrival. >> we need to accept the responsibility to do the job and lead. $there were no formal talks over the weekend, but behind the scenes, there's a bipartisan backup plan. >> reporter: the measure would allow president obama on his own to raise the debt ceiling in stages. there's not enough to satisfy most republicans. >> i think the mcconnell plan is more of washington not taking responsibility. >> reporter: the chairman, ben bernanke is urging lawmakers to do something quickly, warning a failure to do so would be a self-inflict the wound with serious consequences. joel brown, washington. >> president obama and congressional leaders realize that a deal reali
, amazon.com takes on the state of california. pretty big battle here. the world's laenget online retailer is fighting efforts to force it to collect sales tax from its customers the way other stores do. >> california claims it's losing more than a billion dollars to uncollected taxes from internet sellers, and we're going to look at this fierce fight, which is happening in several states. find out if it means that you'll soon be paying taxes on your online purchases. >>> first, though, betty ngyuen is at the newsdesk with another look at our top headlines. >> good morning, guys. good moerning to you. america's longest running manned space program ended this morning. >> landing here, down and locked. >> the shuttle "atlantis" touched down early this morning at florida's kennedy space center. it is the final landing for the shuttle program, which began 30 years ago. and after touchdown, the four "atlantis" astronauts walked off the space shuttle for their last time and shook hands with nasa officials. >>> in other news, media baron rupert murdoch is home here in new york this morning. murdo
to be the first big storm to hit the u.s. this year, don is packing 50-mile-an-hour winds and could reach drought-string be texas in the next 24 hours. kevin hughes is in texas this morning. >> reporter: this is the first tropical storm i can remember covering where most of the people are actually glad this storm is arriving. some precautions are being taken but like the rest of texas corpus christi hasn't had significant rain in four months so people aren't afraid of the tropical storm, they're welcoming its arrival. they're going through the marina making sure the boats are secure but it's not severe enough they're worried about moving any of the boats. there are no evacuations planned, the visitors bureau says no extra precautions out of the ordinary are taken and hotels are filling up with tourists over the weekend. they are hoping it brings the three to five inches of rain. they hope don doesn't stay too long but long enough to remind everyone what rain looks like. conditions here are still extremely dry. right now everyone here in corpus christi hoping that tropical storm don can bring some
what essentially tbawlsz alarm and the big clock rolled once again. >> main engine start. >> reporter: despite lingering concerns about potential rain and lightning -- >> liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis." >> -- "atlantis" roared. >> the space shuttle spreads its wings one final time for the start of a sentimental journey into history. >> reporter: the shuttle carried 10,000 of pounds of equipment and supplies to the space station, enough to last through 2012. >> "atlantis" go at throttle up. >> reporter: a camera on the external fuel tank focused closely on the heat shield on the belly of the orbiter. a preliminary analysis revealed no worries, no indications that the vulnerable insulating tile suffered any debris damage on launch. for nasa, this was a textbook start for the end, because when "atlantis" comes home, the 30-year shuttle program will be shut down, a sobering reality that tempered today's celebration. of course, there is still plenty of work to do on this mission, and nasa will stay focused, be assured of, that until "atlantis" rolls to its final stop in 12 or 13
and the district, where a bible camp trip took a big turn for the worst. >>> i'm scott broom in garfield park southeast washington where this afternoon a huge branch fell down on some kids from a vacation bible camp from the people's church. >> i had a dream that the tree fell. >> i thought someone was getting shot. >> it was the biggest branch of a grand old tree. children and counselors from a
's and the humidity faking it a feel even hotter. american airlines struck a big deal today, in fact it was the biggest in aviation history. it's going to spend a reported 38 billion to buy 460 new jets from the world's two biggest airplane manufacturers. but is it a good deal for passengers? myra rodriguez takes a look. >> reporter: when it comes to making airplanes there are no fiercer arrivals than buying and airbus, but today they had to share and stage and thus ychl for the record deal with american airlines. >> i never thought i'd see a back drop with airbus and boeing and american on it, but we have it today. >> reporter: the new planes will begin rolling out by 2013. and will help overhaul americans' aging fleet. american airlines president tom horton says his airline will be the youngest and one of the most fuel efficient in the country. >> this is all about improving our economics and improving our product. >> reporter: american airlines, which lost $286 million in spring, has been hit hard by rising fuel costs. the deal is a major coup for airbus, the european company had
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